Efficiency of Private Enterprise


Private enterprise is supposed to be more efficient than government according to some pundits.  Can you think of a more efficient way to deliver a package than is the apparent route of this delivery that I am expecting today?

Travel History

Date/Time Activity Location
 –  3/01/2013  –  Friday
3:43 am
On FedEx vehicle for delivery
AUBURN, MA
3:38 am
At local FedEx facility
AUBURN, MA
 –  2/28/2013  –  Thursday
5:44 pm
Departed FedEx location
WILLINGTON, CT
2:15 pm
Arrived at FedEx location
WILLINGTON, CT
 –  2/27/2013  –  Wednesday
6:40 am
Departed FedEx location
ORLANDO, FL
6:01 am
Arrived at FedEx location
ORLANDO, FL
 – 2/26/2013  –  Tuesday
10:40 pm
Left FedEx origin facility
SANFORD, FL
6:32 pm
Arrived at FedEx location
SANFORD, FL
4:41 pm
Picked up
SANFORD, FL

This is a map of the last two legs of the trip from point A – Willington, CT, past my house at Point C to Point B in Auburn, MA, back to my house at Point C.



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Yes, I know, it must have something to do with region boundaries and which location is able to make local deliveries within its region that includes my house.

Of course there is the 9 hour trip from Willington to Auburn to consider. I could have used a bicycle to get it to Auburn faster. That’s 35 miles which Google says should have taken 39 minutes. I could have driven to Willington to pick up the package a day earlier and saved two tolls on the Mass Pike.

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